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Advanced, Annual Day After Thanksgiving San G. Dayhike via Vivian Creek
THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT HIKE. NO BEGINNERS PLEASE! PLEASE READ THIS HIKE DESCRIPTION VERY CAREFULLY. NOTE: If I don't know you and you have no history with the club then please send me a brief description of your hiking experience. This organizer is not a professional hiker. He is not equipped or trained to save lives or to help with ailments and is under no obligation to assist in the event of a medical emergency. Please know your limits. The hike will be up and down the Vivian Creek trail hiking approx 18.6 miles RT and climbing approx 5400 ft to the summit of San Gorgonio Peak at 11,503 ft. It will get dark early since this is Daylight Standard Time. Bring a working headlight. There is no way to know what the conditions will be at this time so please monitor these sites for updated forecast information: SEVERE WEATHER WILL CANCEL but light snow will not. If it's snowing lightly I will still insist on a fairly early turn around time (like 2 pm). Trailhead forecast: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-116.89259364657956&lat=34.0746709391676#.WdVBZFtSyM- Summit forecast: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-116.82483074537421&lat=34.099981889284834#.WdVB1ltSyM9 Finding the Vivian Creek Parking Lot: You can find the Vivian Creek trailhead parking lot by googling directions to Vivian Creek Trailhead. You'll be driving through Forest Falls following the main road through town up to the end where it comes to a rock ranger kiosk in the middle of the road. The PARKING LOT IS THE IMMEDIATE LEFT past the rock kiosk. Please DON"T GO TO THE UPPER PARKING LOT! Take the immediate left into the larger lower lot right past the rock ranger kiosk. I will be driving either a dark gray Toyota Prius or a large white 4dr F250 ford truck. All Cars must display an Adventure Pass to park. Microspikes and winter gear maybe required depending on conditions. Severe weather will cancel. Please do not take this hike lightly. It is one of the hardest hikes in Southern California. Remember to bring a working head lamp (or 2) since day light savings is over by this time. It will get dark early.

San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek Trailhead

Vivian Creek Trailhead · Forest Falls, CA

Respond by: 11/22/2018
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This hiking group is for people who like to undertake challenging hikes and climbs in and around the Coachella Valley, as well as all of Southern California and the Sierras. We hike Mt. San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, Baldy and Mt. Shasta, just to name a few. Our hikes range from approximately 10-20 miles and may gain at least 2000 feet to over 10,000 feet of elevation. Our hikes are moderate to very strenuous. Some of our hikes include Skyline, Cactus to Clouds, Vivian Creek, South Fork and routes on Baldy. We also do a good bit of mountaineering and go to the summits of San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, Mt. Baldy and Mt. Shasta in the snow or ice using crampons, ice axes and full on winter gear. In addition, there are many desert hikes that we do in the winter, such as Jo Pond and the Guadalupe to Sugarloaf, as well as Painted Canyon in Mecca and many trails in Joshua Tree National Park. Our hikes typically last at least 6-15 hours and require preparation and care. Join this group if you love the outdoors, adventure, challenging hikes or climbs, intense workouts in nature, unpredictable weather and wonderful camaraderie with other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. We also welcome hike organizers, so if you are interested in leading your favorite hikes, we would love to have you join our leadership team.

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